Feds \"tap\" new laws for wiretaps more often


An article in Wired today reports that the use of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act as a way to provide legal cover for wiretaps is increasing as state and federal law enforcement agencies reduce the number of "Title III" Federal wiretap requests.

The FISA taps are completely secret and are ruled on by a set of seven unknown judges that have not (in the 25 year history of the act) rejected a single request.